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Pascale Bourquin

Pascale Bourquin

Research Economist


MSc in Economics with Distinction, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
BA in Economics , University of St. Gallen (HSG)

Pascale joined the IFS in 2018 and works in the Income, Work and Welfare Sector.  She currently works on projects related to inheritances and inequality within generations and autoenrollment, as well as the distributional  impacts of the tax and benefit system. Before joining the IFS she worked as an RA at the LSE and completed academic internships in the public sector and with the UN.

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper W20/19
In 2019, the employment rate among 25- to 64-year-olds in the UK reached 80% – the highest on record, and considerably higher than the 76% rate recorded shortly before the Great Recession.
IFS Working Paper W19/12
Our new research examines the reason for the increased in-work relative poverty rate in Britain over the last 25 years, which has risen by almost 5 percentage points from 13% to 18%.

Reports and comment

The IFS Green Budget 2020, in association with Citi and with funding from the Nuffield Foundation, analyses the huge economic trauma since the March Budget, the much heightened uncertainty over the path of the economy in coming years, and the big decisions confronting Chancellor Rishi Sunak as he ...
This report examines the inheritances that are likely to be received by those living in England who were born in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. We explore the age at which inheritances are likely to be received and the amounts that we expect to be inherited, focusing on key inequalities in each. All ...


Each year early career economists at IFS deliver a day of public economics talks, aimed at A-level and undergraduate students who have an interest in economics or might want to pursue a career in public policy research. As part of this year’s Festival of Social Science, we live streamed a ...
In this webinar, IFS researchers discussed the options the government faces as it considers unwinding, adjusting, or making permanent the temporary Covid-19 benefit increases; and the opportunities this moment presents to address issues with the system that existed prior to the onset of the crisis.